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Is Dropbox working with Access Control Lists and how can i extract or view them for folders or files

Is Dropbox working with Access Control Lists and how can i extract or view them for folders or files

mogliloew
New member | Level 2

I know that in other cloud storages often ACL´s are used. 

How does Dropbox grant permissions to users for editing, viewing etc. files or folders. 

 

Is there a way to view that info like in a JSON type manner? 

 

Thank you in advance! 

 

 

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Re: Is Dropbox working with Access Control Lists and how can i extract or view them for folders or f

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
Dropbox does offer access control features, for example on shared folders as covered here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/files-folders/set-file-permissions

You can get information on the level of permission for the linked user for a particular folder via the API using /2/sharing/get_folder_metadata:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-get_folder_metadata

Or you can list other members and their permission levels using /2/sharing/list_folder_members[/continue]:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_folder_members
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_folder_members-cont...

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Re: Is Dropbox working with Access Control Lists and how can i extract or view them for folders or f

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
Dropbox does offer access control features, for example on shared folders as covered here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/files-folders/set-file-permissions

You can get information on the level of permission for the linked user for a particular folder via the API using /2/sharing/get_folder_metadata:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-get_folder_metadata

Or you can list other members and their permission levels using /2/sharing/list_folder_members[/continue]:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_folder_members
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_folder_members-cont...
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